Tag: management

A Business Thought Experiment


Being productive and being busy are different.  Is there something you can do about it? I suppose the place to start would be where one always starts with quality issues.  W.Edwards Deming has pointed out that quality problems are nearly always designed in, so… Continue Reading “A Business Thought Experiment”

Managing Volunteers


Management has changed over the years.  Today, every talented employee is self-employed.  They can move easily to another job.  Management skill requires that they be treated as volunteers. A volunteer chooses to use their time, talent and resources to further the aims of an… Continue Reading “Managing Volunteers”

Is Your Life Balanced?


Accountants like things that balance. I received a friendly comment from Yaman Saleh recently and I looked at his blog.  You can find the blog (Soaring Eagle)  here and it will serve you well to look at it.  In my experience it is uncommon… Continue Reading “Is Your Life Balanced?”

Leadership


In life you have a choice.  Be the sheep or be the shepherd.  While being the sheep is not threatening and it is not very demanding, as a person, being the shepherd has tangible value.  You get to learn new things, experience more, make… Continue Reading “Leadership”

Employee Review


Not many people like employee evaluation/performance review.  If you know what the person is supposed to be doing, then you can evaluate against the task requirements. Objectivity is always a plus. You might find the following helpful for the review of each element in… Continue Reading “Employee Review”

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